Brazil vs Bolivia - Samba boys tipped to cruise in Copa America opener

Brazil can begin campaign with comfortable win in Sao Paulo
Brazil vs Bolivia
Brazil are backed to claim easy win over Bolivia in their Copa America opener (Getty Images)

Brazil vs Bolivia Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Brazil are expected to secure a comfortable victory when they face Bolivia at the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo in their opening Group A fixture in the 2019 Copa America

The Brazilians are heading into the tournament with nine wins from their last 10 matches and should be too strong for a struggling Bolivia. A -2 handicap is the recommended bet here at odds of 1.95.

Brazil Form & Team News


Brazil warmed up for the Copa America with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Honduras in their final friendly match. Gabriel Jesus netted a brace while Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Richarlison were also on target.

La Selecao are hosts of this year's Copa and are considered favourites to lift the title for the first time since 2007. Tite's team will be looking to make a positive start to the tournament after nine wins from their last 10 matches.

The Brazilians are backed at a minimal 1.08 to secure the win on Saturday but following the 7-0 hammering of Honduras, a handicap bet offers more value. They showed they can cope without the injured Neymar in the win over Honduras with the impressive Coutinho, Jesus and Firmino all in contention to feature on Saturday.

Brazil
Brazil have won nine of their last 10 matches in all competitions (Getty Images)

Bolivia Form & Team News


Bolivia suffered a 2-0 defeat against France in their final warm up match before the tournament. They were second best against the world champions and could only muster two shots on target.

The Bolivians did not have the best build up to the Copa America as they are currently on a three-match losing streak. Eduardo Villegas’ men are not fancied to win on Saturday with odds on a Bolivia win paying 23.00.

Bolivia have also struggled for goals lately having failed to score in their last three matches. Marcelo Martins is the man often tasked with leading the line but the striker has failed to score in his last four matches for the national team.

Brazil vs Bolivia Head to Head


Brazil have claimed seven wins and three draws while Bolivia have just two victories from 12 previous matches. The Brazilians earned a 5-0 triumph over the Bolivians during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Brazil vs Bolivia Match Up


Brazil have numerous attacking options in their team, all of whom can trouble the Bolivian backline. Gabriel Jesus will be one to watch having scored five goals in his last three international matches and I am backing the Manchester City striker in the goalscorer markets.

Bolivia have had problems in attack with no goals in their last three matches. With Martins currently on a four-match goal drought, the Bolivians are not expected get any joy from the Brazilians.

Gabriel Jesus
Brazil's Gabriel Jesus has scored five goals in his last three matches (Getty Images)

Brazil vs Bolivia Key Statistics


  • Brazil have won 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Brazil have scored 2+ goals in their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Brazil have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Brazil's Gabriel Jesus has scored 5 goals in his last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Bolivia have lost their last 3 matches (all competitions).

Verdict


Brazil had an excellent build up to the Copa America can cover the -2 handicap market at odds of 1.95. Gabriel Jesus has scored five goals in his last three matches and is tipped in the goalscorers market.

Best Bet: Brazil -2 Handicap @ 1.95 at bet365 – 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Gabriel Jesus @ 1.66 at bet365 – 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Gabriel Jesus @ 3.75 at bet365 – 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Brazil Win 3-0 @ 5.00 at bet365 – 1 Unit

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